3 things to do at Southlake's Oktoberfest, Oct. 7-9

Southlake's 15th annual Oktoberfest will feature food, vendors and live entertainment, as well as its traditional weiner dog race.

Southlake's 15th annual Oktoberfest will feature food, vendors and live entertainment, as well as its traditional weiner dog race.

This weekend, Oct. 7-9, Southlake's 15th Oktoberfest will take place in Southlake Town Square. The free festival features tons of family-friendly activities. Here are three things you should do at the festival.

1. Cheer on a wiener dog
More than 100 wiener dogs will race on Saturday at Sports Zone on Main Street by Mi Cocina in Southlake Town Square. The races begin at 10 a.m.

2. Have a dance off
Throughout the weekend there will be several bands and artists performing on three stages.
Here are a couple of the performers:

Friday: Performances begin at 5 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.
5 p.m.- The Swiss Longhorns
6:45 p.m.- Cammie Avers
8:15 p.m.- Micah Blalock
9:45 p.m.- Le Freak

Saturday: Performances begin at 10:15 a.m. and end at 9 p.m.
10:15 a.m.- Eddie Coker
1:45 p.m.- Oma & the Oompahs
5:15 p.m.- The Engravers
7 p.m.- Julie Elias
8 p.m.- Nick Balarini
8:45 p.m.- Molly Ringwalds

Sunday: Performances begin at noon and end at 5 p.m.
12:30 p.m.-Carroll Jazz Band
2:15 p.m.-Southlake Community Band
3:15 p.m.-Joey Green
4 p.m.-The Royal Klobasneks

3. Eat, drink and be merry!
The festival features a bier garten, bars, food vendors and several arts and crafts vendors.

Additional information:
Free parking and a shuttle service will be available at White's Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., Southlake, over the weekend. Shuttles will run continuously to and from Southlake Town Square.

Shuttle Hours:
Friday, Oct. 7, 4-11 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 1-5 p.m.

Festival Hours:
Friday, Oct. 7, 5-11 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, noon-5 p.m.
By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.